I’ve written about this before, recently even. But it’s worth repeating. There’s a different C that most people don’t see, and this is the C who comes out when it’s quiet. I mean, really quiet. And not just when it’s … Continue reading
I started writing this blog to give something back. When C was first diagnosed with autism, I wanted to learn as much as I could. A big part of my research included reading ASD parent blogs, some of which were so helpful that, … Continue reading
Sunday mornings I take C to a social skills class. We walk hand-in-hand through the dappled shadows cast by big trees, then board the subway. I put headphones on him because music helps drown out the noise that gets him … Continue reading
It’s hard to believe we lived over 2.5 years with 24/7 oxygen equipment — tanks, compressors, tubes — attached to our son no matter where we went. We kept explosive O2 tanks in our home, traveled with them in our car. We … Continue reading
He’s beautiful, so calm and peaceful, asleep in his bed. He lies under a weighted blanket, stuffed animals on all sides of his head, fulfilling whatever sensory needs he has. I wonder what’s happening under those curly locks, inside that … Continue reading
When things are crowded, bustling and noisy, C will often find a quiet place to relax. Such was the case this Sunday at a busy playground: C was having a ball running around and generally making merry when I think … Continue reading
Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Let’s take a moment to see things a little differently.
For my regular readers, I apologize for the shortage of posts lately. A lot is happening in life at the moment, most of it great, one thing bad (more on that in the near future), in addition to the usual … Continue reading